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Curious about what books will be released in the months ahead so you can pre-order or reserve them? Then click on the months below.

Please note we have not included every book that is coming out, but rather some that caught our eye --- and that we thought should catch yours as well.

March 2013

Hardcover

When Love Comes to Town by Tom Lennon - Fiction, Lifestyles , Mental Health, Sexuality, Young Adult 15+

Albert Whitman Teen | 9780807589168 | Published March 1, 2013

The year is 1990, and in his hometown of Dublin, Ireland, Neil Byrne plays rugby, keeps up with the in-crowd at his school and is just a regular guy. A guy who's gay. It's a secret he keeps from the wider world as he explores the city at night and struggles to figure out how to reveal his real self --- and to whom.

Banished: Surviving My Years in the Westboro Baptist Church by Lauren Drain with Lisa Pulitzer - Memoir, Nonfiction

Grand Central Publishing | 9781455512423 | Published March 5, 2013

For the first 14 years of her life, Lauren Drain's childhood was fairly normal. However, once her atheist father was seduced by the charismatic leaders of the Westboro Baptist Church, her life suddenly became a frightening experience of religious fanaticism and cult-like mind control that lasted for years before she was banished from the group and forced out on her own.

Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets by Evan Roskos - Fiction, Humor, Young Adult 14+

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children | 9780547928531 | Published March 5, 2013

Sixteen-year-old James Whitman has been yawping (à la Whitman) at his abusive father ever since he kicked his beloved older sister, Jorie, out of the house. James’s painful struggle with anxiety and depression make for a heart-rending read, but his wild, exuberant Whitmanization of the world and keen sense of humor keep this emotionally charged debut novel buoyant.

Everybody Matters: My Life Giving Voice by Mary Robinson - Nonfiction

Walker & Company | 9780802779649 | Published March 5, 2013

One of the most inspiring women of our age, Mary Robinson has spent her life in pursuit of a fairer world, becoming a powerful and influential voice for human rights around the globe. Displaying a gift for storytelling and remembrance, Robinson reveals, in Everybody Matters, what lies behind the vision, strength, and determination that made her path to prominence as compelling as any of her achievements.

Frost Burned: Mercy Thompson, Book 7 by Patricia Briggs - Fantasy, Science Fiction

Ace Hardcover | 9780441020010 | Published March 5, 2013

Mercy Thompson’s life has undergone a seismic change. Becoming the mate of Adam Hauptman—the charismatic Alpha of the local werewolf pack—has made her a stepmother to his daughter Jesse, a relationship that brings moments of blissful normalcy to Mercy’s life. But on the edges of humanity, what passes for a minor mishap on an ordinary day can turn into so much more…

Hand-Drying in America and Other Stories by Ben Katchor

Pantheon | 9780307906908 | Published March 5, 2013

Murder Below Montparnasse: An Aimee Leduc Investigation by Cara Black - Fiction, Mystery

Soho Crime | 9781616952150 | Published March 5, 2013

Yuri Volodya, a mysterious old Russian man, hires Aimée Leduc to protect a painting. By the time she gets to his Montparnasse atelier, the precious painting has already been stolen. The next day, Yuri is found tortured to death. Some very dangerous people are threatening Aimée and her co-workers, and witnesses are dropping like flies. Now Aimée has to find the painting, stop her attackers, and figure out what her long-missing mother has to do with all this.

Night Moves: A Doc Ford Novel by Randy Wayne White - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Putnam Adult | 9780399158124 | Published March 5, 2013

While trying to solve one of Florida’s most profound secrets, Doc Ford is the target of a murder attempt by someone who wants to make it look like an accident. Or is the target actually his friend, Tomlinson? What their small family of friends don’t know is that their secret pasts make it impossible for the two of them to go to the law for help. There is an assassin on the loose, and it is up to them to find the killer --- before he (or she) finishes the job.

Room No. 10: A Chief Inspector Erik Winter Novel by Åke Edwardson - Fiction, Mystery

Simon & Schuster | 9781451608526 | Published March 5, 2013

A woman is discovered hanged in a hotel room in Gothenburg, Sweden. Chief Inspector Erik Winter wonders whether her family is holding back some secret that might help identify the murderer. At the same time, Winter becomes convinced that there may be a connection between this crime and one of his first cases as a young detective that concerned a young woman who disappeared --- from the same room in the same hotel.

Silenced by Kristina Ohlsson - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Atria/Emily Bestler Books | 9781439198902 | Published March 5, 2013

A teenage girl was assaulted and raped on a midsummer’s eve 15 years ago. Cut to present: a man is killed in a hit and run. He has no identification on him and is not reported missing. The same day, a priest and his wife are found dead in an apparent suicide. Fredrika Bergman and her colleagues are assigned to all three of the seemingly unrelated cases. What is the thread of evil that connects them all?

Sleeper Omnibus Edition by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips

Vertigo | 9781401238032 | Published March 5, 2013

The Boyfriend by Thomas Perry - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Mysterious Press | 9780802126061 | Published March 5, 2013

Jack Till, who has retired from the LAPD after a respected career as a homicide detective, now works as a private investigator. But when the parents of a recently murdered young girl ask for his help when the police come up empty, Till reluctantly takes the case. It turns out the victim is just one of several young female escorts killed in different cities in the exact same way. Till must risk his life to find a seductive and ruthless killer whose murderous spree masks a far deadlier agenda.

The Demonologist by Andrew Pyper - Fiction, Horror, Suspense, Thriller

Simon & Schuster | 9781451697414 | Published March 5, 2013

Professor David Ullman doesn’t believe in demons, though his extensive knowledge of the literature of the demonic --- especially Milton’s PARADISE LOST --- has won him wide acclaim. When he is lured to Venice on a mysterious journey, he loses his 12-year-old daughter to an ancient evil that will force him to come face to face with all he knows about the underworld and the faith required to defeat it.

The Fun Parts: Stories by Sam Lipsyte - Fiction, Short Stories

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 9780374298906 | Published March 5, 2013

Sam Lipsyte’s second collection of short stories features the characters you would expect to see in a Lipsyte book: wise-cracking slackers from New York and New Jersey, most of them male, with drug and commitment problems. But you also get well-rounded female characters, touching moments between dying parents and their adult progeny, and surprisingly poetic writing. THE FUN PARTS fulfills the promise of VENUS DRIVE, Lipsyte’s vivid first collection.

The Good Cop by Brad Parks - Fiction, Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9781250005526 | Published March 5, 2013

Reporter Carter Ross heads off to interview the widow of a cop who allegedly committed suicide. But Carter can’t understand why a man with a job he loved, a beautiful wife and adorable children would suddenly kill himself. And when his widow makes a public statement to the same effect and Carter’s calls to the police and the morgue are repeatedly blocked, it's clear someone knows more than he's saying about the cop's death.

When We Wake by Karen Healey - Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | 9780316200769 | Published March 5, 2013

On what should have been the best day of 16-year-old Tegan's life, she dies and wakes up 100 years in the future, locked in a government facility with no idea what happened. Tegan is the first government guinea pig to be cryonically frozen and successfully revived. But the future isn't all she hoped it would be, and when appalling secrets come to light, Tegan must make a choice.

Crap Kingdom by DC Pierson - Fantasy, Fiction, Humor, Young Adult 12+

Viking Juvenile | 9780670014323 | Published March 7, 2013

Tom Parking is the Chosen One, and he's swept off to his now kingdom from Earth. The kingdom totally sucks. When Tom turns down the job of Chosen One, he thinks he's making a smart decision. But when Tom discovers he's been replaced by his best friend Kyle, who's always been cooler, more athletic and better with girls, Tom wants Crap Kingdom back --- at any cost.

Orleans by Sherri L. Smith - Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Putnam Juvenile | 9780399252945 | Published March 7, 2013

After a string of devastating hurricanes and a severe outbreak of Delta Fever, the Gulf Coast has been quarantined. Years later, a new primitive society has been born. Fen de la Guerre is living with the O-Positive blood tribe in the Delta when they are ambushed. Left with her tribe leader’s newborn, Fen is determined to get the baby to a better life over the wall before her blood becomes tainted.

Telling the Bees by Peggy Hesketh - Fiction

Putnam Adult | 9780399159053 | Published March 7, 2013

Albert Honig’s most constant companions have always been his bees. Deeply acquainted with the workings of the hives, Albert is less versed in the ways of people, especially his friend Claire, whose presence and absence in his life have never been reconciled. When Claire is killed in a seemingly senseless accident during a burglary gone wrong, Albert is haunted by the loss, and by the secrets and silence that hovered between them for so long.

The Still Point of the Turning World by Emily Rapp - Memoir, Nonfiction

Penguin Press HC, The | 9781594205125 | Published March 7, 2013

Like all mothers, Emily Rapp had ambitious plans for her first and only child, Ronan. But that all changed when Ronan was diagnosed with Tay-Sachs disease, a rare and always-fatal degenerative disorder. Rapp and her husband were forced to re-evaluate everything they thought they knew about parenting. THE STILL POINT OF THE TURNING WORLD is the story of a mother’s journey through grief and beyond it.

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg - Business, Economics, Memoir, Nonfiction, Self-Help

Knopf | 9780385349949 | Published March 11, 2013

Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. In LEAN IN, Sheryl Sandberg examines why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers compelling, commonsense solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential.

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki - Fiction

Viking Adult | 9780670026630 | Published March 12, 2013

A writer named Ruth discovers on a British Columbia beach a bag that contains the diary of Nao, a 16-year-old Japanese girl. The diary begins as Nao’s attempt to tell the story of her 104-year-old great-grandmother becomes instead a chronicle of Nao’s feelings of ostracism among family and schoolmates. This challenging novel combines Japanese mythology, quantum physics and the 2011 tsunami into a meditation on the vagaries of fate.

Bloodfire Quest: The Dark Legacy of Shannara by Terry Brooks - Fantasy, Fiction

Del Rey | 9780345523501 | Published March 12, 2013

Long ago, many dangerous creatures were locked behind a magical barrier, bringing peace and prosperity to the land. But now those barriers are eroding, and generations of embittered prisoners are about to escape. War seems inevitable...unless a few brave souls can stem the tide. While some venture into the forbidden lands, others must undertake a perilous quest, the success of which will mean the death of a young girl, but whose failure will have unimaginable consequences.

Escape Theory by Margaux Froley - Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Soho Teen | 9781616951276 | Published March 12, 2013

Sixteen-year-old loner Devon Mackintosh decides to become a peer counselor at the California boarding school. At first, it seems like it will be an easy fly-on-the-wall gig, until Jason "Hutch" Hutchens commits suicide. As the secrets and confessions pile up in her sessions with Hutch's popular friends, Devon comes to a startling conclusion: Hutch couldn't have taken his own life.